Two very basic questions before I start

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172211 par earlofwessex
earlofwessex a créé le sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
I am working on an important (to me) academic project and need to be sure of three things before I invest my time in learning how to use a survey program. I apologize if I could have found the answers in the documentation. I did look, but I am not very technical and so don't know professional jargon well enough to be sure I have an answer.

1. Do academics use LimeSurvey for their research projects?

2. I have to give participants two surveys and I anticipate that many more will take the first than the second, but I can only use surveys by people who completed both. I must be able to filter out the first surveys that are not accompanied by a second. Can I do this?

What would happen if a participant took the surveys on different machines or if they cleaned their comp of cookies and so forth, or started using an IP blocker? I don't anticipate having so many completed second surveys that I could not go through the first list manually and selecting the ones that have a corresponding second survey.

3. Can I finely sort the data? For example, can I sort out those who gave response "d" on question 3 to see what their response was to question 7?

Thank you so much for your help.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172212 par earlofwessex
earlofwessex a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Has this has ended up in the wrong forum? If it is, I'm sorry.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine - il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172213 par Joffm
Joffm a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Hi,

1. Do academics use LimeSurvey for their research projects?

https://www.limesurvey.org/forum/can-i-do-this-with-limesurvey/37947-which-universities-are-using-limesurvey

I must be able to filter out the first surveys that are not accompanied by a second

There are many ways to do that:
1. If you use tokens ( https://manual.limesurvey.org/Survey_participants ) just match the results by that.
2a. You can use end-url to start the second questionnaire if the first is completed.
2b. You can provide the link to the second survey only if the first survey is completed. (e.g. in the "Thank you" message)
3. Export the tokens of the completed first surveys and only invite these to answer the second.

3. Can I finely sort the data?

Well, this is a matter of analysing the data. You can do this in each analysing tool like SPSS, PSPP, EXCEL, or whatever.
LimeSurvey is a data collecting tool.

that I could not go through the first list manually and selecting the ones that have a corresponding second survey.

There are easy to use formulas in EXCEL, SPSS has a function to merge files according to a key, etc.

Has this has ended up in the wrong forum?

Why did you think that?
Because you didn't get an answer for 13 minutes????
Remember: This is the forum of the Community Edition of LimeSurvey. We all are volunteers and do this in our spare time.

Best regards
Joffm


Volunteers are not paid.
Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless
Dernière édition: il y a 2 mois 1 semaine par Joffm.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172214 par tpartner
tpartner a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
1) Yes.

2) If you use tokens (same for both surveys), you can match the two data sets with the token value. Otherwise, you will need some sort of identifier. You could present the URL for the second survey at the end of the first, passing the token value or custom identifier in that URL.

- manual.limesurvey.org/URL_fields/en#Pref...using_GET_parameters

3) LimeSurvey provides some basic statistics with filtering but I'm sure you will be analyzing the data with SPSS, R or another analysis tool.

Cheers,
Tony Partner
Solutions, code and workarounds presented in these forums are given without any warranty, implied or otherwise.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172215 par earlofwessex
earlofwessex a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Thank you so much for your help. I meant I thought I had ended up on the wrong sub-forum. This is because I saw the sub-forum was about installation issues. I didn't know if there was a separate one for people who had yet to install it at all.

Thank you again.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172217 par Joffm
Joffm a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Hi,

I thought I had ended up on the wrong sub-forum

then you are nearly the first one who really cares for the correct sub-forum ;)

Joffm


Volunteers are not paid.
Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172222 par holch
holch a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Tpartner and Joffm gave you all the right answers already.

Regarding the subforum, this would probably have been the best match for your question about "Can I do this with Limesurvey?": www.limesurvey.org/forum/can-i-do-this-with-limesurvey

;-)

I'm not a LimeSurvey GmbH member. I answer at the LimeSurvey forum in my spare time. No support via private message.
Some helpful links: Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172229 par f_funke
f_funke a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Hi,


I'm happy to answer your questions:


> 1. Do academics use LimeSurvey for their research projects?

Yes, they do. There are many universities who do research with LimeSurvey. It is also taught in academic summer schools (e.g., next week the Gesis Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place). Here is an (unfortunately somewhat outdated) list:
www.limesurvey.org/about-us/news/1109-as...g-limesurvey-en-gb-4


> 2. I have to give participants two surveys and I anticipate that many more will take the first than the second, but I can only use surveys by people who completed both. I must be able to filter out the first surveys that are not accompanied by a second. Can I do this?

So what's your exact design? How do you recruit participants, do you contact them by email?


> What would happen if a participant took the surveys on different machines or if they cleaned their comp of cookies and so forth, or started using an IP blocker? I don't anticipate having so many completed second surveys that I could not go through the first list manually and selecting the ones that have a corresponding second survey.

If you assign a unique ID to each respondent, it does not matter if they use another browser or machine and you can match cases easily afterwards.


> 3. Can I finely sort the data? For example, can I sort out those who gave response "d" on question 3 to see what their response was to question 7?

You can do some stats within limesurvey but filtering for cases is still quite basic. I'd suggest to export data (e.g., for SPSS/PSPP, R, Stata, or Excel) for more options.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172248 par earlofwessex
earlofwessex a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Thanks again for the help you all are giving me. I have launched into reading the manual. In answer to f_funke's question:

>So what's your exact design? How do you recruit participants, do you contact them by email?

I will be recruiting participants through social media. Most of them will not be contacted by email. I would like to make the survey as anonymous as possible to protect the integrity of the survey responses and not have participants fear that I will judge them based on what they say.

They will come to the survey via a link from a website. Once they have completed the survey, they will be returned to the website and can read the materials I have there (I have figured out how to do this). Then, when they are done, they need to take a second survey.

In order to preserve anonymity but still match up the surveys, would like them to register with a username, but no email when they take the first survey which they will then use to unlock the second. However, I don't know if that is possible.

Can I assign a unique ID to each correspondent without getting their email address?

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172250 par earlofwessex
earlofwessex a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
I have a new idea. Could I have people log into my website with only a username, then I give them a token code there which they will use for both surveys? That way it will always be available for them alone on my website so they won't need to keep track of it (I anticipate several weeks between them taking the two surveys). Can I do this using the Dummy Participants feature?

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172251 par Joffm
Joffm a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
So, your website manages he tokens of the different users?
If the user logs in with his username, he will get his token?
Of course you can do that.
But, isn' it possible that users only answer the second survey?

But that's only how you distribute the tokens and does not affect LimeSurvey.

And Dummy Participants? Why?
I think you will need a relation between you user name and the tokens.

I would do it like this:
Just upload all usernames with dummy emails into the participants table of the first survey.
Generate tokens.
Export this participants table and upload into the second survey.
This exported csv-file you can use in your website to display the tokens.

And a little bit more sophisticated:
Query the LS database (table "lime_tokens_[SurveyID]") to see which users completed the first survey
Either display the link to the first or to the second survey.

Joffm


Volunteers are not paid.
Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172267 par holch
holch a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
The tricky part is the recruitment. It makes it difficult to use tokens, which would have been your perfect match.

Now: Why do they have to go to your website to read the information? Couldn't you include this into the survey? Basically have one big surve, separated into 3 parts:

1. Questions from "first survey"
2. Information (as text display questions)
3. Question from "second survey"

Or do you think this would be too long? But I think even a long survey will have a higher finishing rate than 2 surveys with a website visit in between. You will most probably lose quite a few respondents with this "break".

And keep in mind: as you recruit via social media, your relation with these respondents is probably very distant, which also factors into the response rate. If you would have a good, long standing relation with those people, they tend to try harder to finish, even longer surveys. Now if your survey isn't especially interesting to them and there is no real connection between you (or the sponsor of the survey) and the respondents, chances are high that you have a huge drop out rate.

And be prepared for a very low starting rate. Surveys sent out to people tent to have starting rates far below 10%. I have quite some experience with recruitment on automotive websites for brand surveys and only the most popular/cool brands came even close to 5% of starting rate (this means you contact 100 people on the website and invite them to participate and only 5 of those make it even to the first page of the questionnaire. And all those people had a certain connection to the brands, otherwise they wouldn't have visited their website. Brands that don't have a lot of emotional envolvement have even lower starting rates.

And after that you will still have quite a few dropouts, depending of the length and style of your survey.

So be prepared to invite a lot of people.

Of course, this depends a lot on your survey. If the topic of the survey is very interesting for the people you invite you might see far higher rates.

I'm not a LimeSurvey GmbH member. I answer at the LimeSurvey forum in my spare time. No support via private message.
Some helpful links: Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 1 semaine #172270 par Joffm
Joffm a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Hi,
to add something:

As far as I understood he wants to ask people who already registered on your website.
And there is a time gap between the first and the second survey. (we do not know why)

So you want to show the link and individual token on the website, that every time somebody logs in, he will see his token.

You obviously fear that these credentials are forgotten or deleted, if they are sent in the "Thank you" message of the first survey. Doing it this way this information is always available on the website.

To finish: we gave about five different ways to do this. Now it's up to you to decide.

Joffm


Volunteers are not paid.
Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 17 heures #172742 par earlofwessex
earlofwessex a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start
Since my goal is to
1. Ensure the survey is anonymous and
2. Ensure that only those who complete both the first and second survey are counted

Can I handle it this way?

1. Put both my 1st and 2nd surveys into the same survey (so I have only one)
2. Ask the participants to save and resume later at the end of what was the 1st survey (I anticipate cooperative participants, not mischievous ones)
3. Set the survey to anonymous

Then, when they finish the materials they are supposed to read between the surveys (which is a whole course of about 36,000 words, which is why I can't put it in the survey itself, as was suggested), I would give them a URL which returns them to the survey.

I just don't know how the save and resume function works. I tried to test it myself but when I closed and reopened my browser, it made me start over. I assume that this is because I'm previewing the survey.

Thank you so much for your time.

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Plus d'informations
il y a 2 mois 6 heures #172788 par jelo
jelo a répondu au sujet : Two very basic questions before I start

earlofwessex écrit: Since my goal is to
1. Ensure the survey is anonymous and

You should explain the scenario a bit more.

"Anonymous" is not easy and often comes in different concepts when put into reality.

What options do you have to distribute the URL to the survey itself.

E.g if all people are in physically contact at least once in a while, you could print a URL and a token on cards and put a bowl in the room. People take a card and you can provide surveys based on a token but still don't know who it is. You could use token persistence and reentering the survey without return and resume function.

The return and resume function is missing a way, to just provide a page with QRCode, Code and a URLwithCode. That way people could take picture, scan or bookmark the URL to reenter the survey.

Are you a student conducting a survey? If yes, tell me why you use LimeSurvey?
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/116...y-you-use-limesurvey
Les utilisateur(s) suivant ont remercié: LouisGac

Connexion ou Créer un compte pour participer à la conversation.

Commencez dès maintenant !

Créez simplement un compte et commencez à utiliser LimeSurvey dès aujourd'hui.

Inscrivez-vous maintenant

Inscrivez-vous à notre Newsletter!